In the early morning, our driver in Shanghai will meet you in your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Beijing. After a 2 hours flight, you will land at Beijing airport. Your guide in Beijing will greet you at terminal exit by holding a board with your name. Then get in the private car and start your Beijing tour!
Firstly we will take a walk on the Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years. Then you will pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complex built with wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). There were 24 emperors of the two dynasties lived in the Forbidden City. After lunch in a local restaurant we will drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368. 90% of the Mutianyu Great Wall is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall treats visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional.
After the tour, you will be escorted to Beijing airport and take the late evening flight back to Shanghai. You will be met by your driver in Shanghai and transferred back to hotel. Service ends here.
We will book the flight departs Shanghai at around 07:30 and back to Shanghai at around 21:30.
Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. If your travel date is Monday, we will visit Temple of Heaven or Summer Palace instead.